Director of Operations
I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in December 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business with a double major in marketing and management. I moved to Michigan a few days following graduation. After a solid month of looking for employment, I ran across an ad in the Employment Guide that TSA was looking for managers in training. I showed up at the mass hiring which was held in the break room of the Center Line store. I prayed to God that if this was where I was supposed to be that they would hire me. If not, I would continue looking....His will be done.
I attended orientation on February 7, 2003 in the Center Line break room. I worked in the stores as an MIT, an assistant manager, a store manager, and back to an assistant until August 2004. At that time I was brought into a newly created position in the office. My title was the Assistant to the Director of Operations.
In early 2010, I was named the Acting Director of Operations. A few months later, I was officially given the title of Director of Operations. I have been in this position for 5+ years and with the company 13+ years.
During my time here, I have learned an immense amount about thrift store operations. I have also learned a lot about addiction and human behavior. Most importantly, however, is my spiritual growth. I became a soldier in October 2013 with my husband. My bond with the Almighty has truly strengthened me. Without my continued spiritual walk, life could be a struggle. But through Him, all things are possible!